Internet providers in Tea, SD

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Tea, SD internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 12 MbpsDSL86%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Vast Broadband $39.99 4 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Vast Broadband $39.99 4 - 8 MbpsDSL1.402%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Tea internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Tea is comparable to the rest of South Dakota - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Tea area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Tea residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Tea, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Tea area, and 99.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Tea's seven internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Tea

The largest internet providers in Tea are CenturyLink, Midcontinent Communications, and Vast Broadband bringing DSL and cable options to Tea.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Tea residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 100% of the area. Tea’s third most-available internet provider, Vast Broadband, offers cable to around 99% of Tea residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Tea covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Tea to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Tea, $47.48.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tea, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Tea. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tea's providers, 254 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to all households in Tea covering 100% of the area.

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Tea residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Tea, $47.48.

Midcontinent Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tea, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Midcontinent Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Tea. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tea's providers, 254 Mbps.

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Vast Broadband cable internet

Provider

Vast Broadband

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Vast Broadband offers broadband to all households in Tea covering 99% of the area.

Vast Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Tea residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Vast Broadband start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Tea, $47.48.

Vast Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $10.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tea, $3.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Vast Broadband offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Tea. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Tea's providers, 254 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Tea, you’ll likely have options from cable and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Tea, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Tea and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Tea at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Tea at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Tea residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Midcontinent Communications is the fastest internet provider in Tea with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Tea. The next fastest internet provider in Tea is Vast Broadband, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

SpeedConnect offers the cheapest internet in Tea with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Tea, $47.48.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.